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If you’ve played online in NBA 2K20, you’ve seen it; and unless you’ve mastered it, you probably hate it.
The “it” I’m referring to is the massively overpowered behind-the-back wrap dribble that had become a staple of online play.
Fortunately, in the latest 2K20 patch, that move has been nerfed to a far less effective, and more realistic point. Previously, users could create tons of space with skilled characters by using this move. It made them almost impossible to guard on the perimeter.
You’d see it in Pro-Am, PARK and in MyTeam with users who had control of players equipped with the dribble move. Because of Wednesday’s patch, users who heavily depended on the move will have to find another way to create space.
This change has caused a bit of an outrage from users who had made the maneuver a pet move. However, 2K’s Digital Brand Manager Ronnie Singh aka Ronnie 2K had this to say about the impact of the latest improvement:
Operation Sports had a similar take:
As impacting as that change is for the overall gameplay, it’s maddening to look at the “full” patch notes, and to not to see it listed or referenced. How can something so significant not be in the patch notes?
The patch notes did include the details on various hair updates for D’Angelo Russell, Austin Rivers, Nerlens Noel, Robert Covington, Jrue Holiday, Kelly Oubre Jr., Myles Turner, Marquese Chriss, Devonte Graham, Jordan Poole, Cody Martin, Terance Mann, and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson.
Also, the following changes were made, per the game’s Facebook page:
- The Duo overlay will now properly show badge upgrades in MyTEAM.
- Button latency has been reduced when playing Pro-Am games, resulting in a more familiar user experience.
- Addressed reported concerns where users could walk onto the court in specific Neighborhood games.
With the game headed toward the next-generation consoles, there is no telling if there will be anymore patches for 2K20. It would make sense for 2K to focus all of their attention on developing NBA 2K21 for two entirely new consoles.
If this is the case, aside from roster updates and new MyTeam content–2K20 is a finished product.